Established in 2012, by Founder and Creative Director Amanda Rettig.

We are a maker of contemporary luxury leather handbags, subscribing to a lean and local production model of manufacturing exclusively in Melbourne, Australia. At the heart of A-ESQUE is our Melbourne Atelier where every piece is made by hand. We live and breathe organic growth, with a commitment to partnerships, the development of brand-aligned teams and most importantly direct relationships with our clients and collectors.

Amanda Rettig is an Australian-born designer, author of one of the country’s most successful fashion stories and the formidable creative impetus behind label A-ESQUE. In 1996, Amanda founded accessories giant Mimco, and built the brand into a fashion powerhouse over twelve years prior to its sale in 2007. In 2012, inspired afresh, Rettig launched A-ESQUE. The label celebrates a rational approach to design that champions traditional artisan skills, high-quality materials, and a functional aesthetic.

Founder and Creative Director Amanda Rettig
A-ESQUE Atelier
A-ESQUE Atelier Artisans
A-ESQUE Atelier artisans at work

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